Jun 18, 2021

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. Announces Winners of Projects and Members of the Year Program

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. announced the winners of its Projects and Members of the Year program.

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The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced the winners of its Projects and Members of the Year program during its annual membership meeting, which was held virtually on May 12, 2021.  

For more than 10 years, the association’s members have selected a Project of the Year and a Member of the Year for each of the five PPI divisions - Building & Construction, Drainage, Energy Piping Systems, Municipal & Industrial and Power & Communications. 

The association said that this year it received the most submissions, and that it was also the first year in a decade of the program’s existence to have multiple project winners in two divisions, according to the press release.

PPI members also recognized a Member of the Year in each division for outstanding support and contributions to the association and the industry. 

The winners are as follows.

PPI Building & Construction Division Projects of the Year

  • Utah Valley University (UVU) Pedestrian Bridge Snow and Ice Melting Project

  • PPI Member Companies: REHAU  (Leesburg, Virginia) and Uponor Inc. (Apple Valley, Minnesota)

  • Texas Military Base, Training Center 5 and 6

  • PPI Member Company: Asahi/America (Lawrence, Massachusetts)

PPI Drainage Division Project of the Year

  • Project Living Hope Soccer Complex – Camp Marie, Haiti

  • PPI Member Company: Pacific Corrugated Pipe Company, Hubbard, Oregon

PPI Energy Piping Systems Division Projects of the Year 

  • Crestwood Equity Partners: Delaware Basin Saltwater Network Buildout, West Texas

  • PPI Member Company:  Dow Chemical Company and Performance Pipe

  • Crestwood Midstream Partners LP Gondor Salt Water Disposal Facility, McKenzie County, North Dakota 

  • PPI Member Company: Victaulic Company, Easton, Pennsylvania

PPI Municipal & Industrial Division Project of the Year

  • City of Fort Lauderdale’s Redundant Force Main Project, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

  • PPI Member Companies: JM Eagle, Los Angeles, Calif. and AGRU America, Inc., Georgetown, South Carolina

PPI Power & Communications Division Project of the Year

  • Pacific Gas & Electric – Napa Valley Balloons Installation (Napa, California)
  • PPI Member Company: Southwire Company, (Carrollton, Georgia)

PPI Members of the Year

PPI Building & Construction Division Member of the Year

  • Rick Stock, Uponor Inc., Apple Valley, Minnesota 

PPI Drainage Division Member of the Year

  • Joe Babcanec, P.E. Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., Hilliard, Ohio

PPI Energy Piping Systems Division Member of the Year

  • Chris Ampfer, WL Plastics, Ft. Worth, Texas

PPI Municipal & Industrial Division Member of the Year

  • Barb Donaldson, WL Plastics, Ft. Worth, Texas

PPI Power & Communications Division Member of the Year

  • Randy Kummer, Southwire Company, Carrollton, Georgia
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